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Three Injured In Tractor-trailer Turnover Accident

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Victoria Burguess2 years ago

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on the morning of June 30, on Route 22 in Westmoreland County, PA, a tractor-trailer overturned in a multi-vehicle accident.

Details of the Trucking Accident

The crash occurred at 6:20 a.m. and left the road blocked in both directions for about five hours, with traffic being diverted through parking lots. Three people were injured, including a flagger and the driver of the pickup being in critical condition.

The tractor-trailer turned over onto a pickup truck and heavily damaged six vehicles in the Victory Pre-Owned Super Center car lot. Investigators are unsure of how this accident happened, but suspect that someone had run a red light.

Vehicle Turnover Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Labor:

  • 20% of jack-knifed or overturned accidents result in fatal injuries.
  • On average, injuries obtained from vehicle accidents result in 10 days of missed work.
  • 19% of vehicles striking stationary objects result in fatal injuries.
  • Injuries from jack-knifed or overturned accidents result in an average of 14 days of missed work. 

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